- Jun 17, 2001
If you move Queen to your Yes list I would suggest some of their older stuff, prior to A Night At The Opera; the rawness of their early albums make great additions to playlists. The "hits" are good but encompass very little of the variety of the band.
My own selections:
Genesis (with & without Peter Gabriel)
Having briefly skimmed through the thread, I apologize for any duplicates/already mentioned bands... but here's a few off my classics playlist.
Derek & the Dominos
Guns n Roses
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Allman Brothers
Scorpions and Judas Priest had already been mentioned, so I didn't mention them again, though I could have added them into my 83-85 era of listening when I preferred that style of rock. Quite a few more bands; hard to remember some of the names. Helix was one - "Give me an R..." I was the night/weekend deejay at an adult contemporary radio station. The personality who taught me the ropes made copies of a lot of music from groups many people had never heard of. One of them was Whitesnake - long before they ever had a hit in the US and long before anyone had heard of them.just add scorpions, judas priest and queensryche and you would be all set for me...
and quiet riot, motley crue and dio...